Category Archives: Graphic Novels

5 Captivating Graphic Novels About Conspiracies

Want to make me happy? Give me a story with a secret cabal of evildoers, behind the scenes machinations, and a determined resistance fighting against seemingly overwhelming odds. Throw in some superheroes or magic powers, or not! I’m happy either way. So here are my favorite conspiracy-centric graphic novels for you to peruse. If you like secrets and cover-ups in… Read more »

4 Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Graphic Novels I Love

I love post-apocalyptic stories! And as you know, I love comics. So, these are my favorite post-apocalyptic comics. (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted this list in 2015, but it’s been refreshed and expanded in 2023 after I re-read most of the books here to make sure I was still enthusiastic about recommending them. However, please let… Read more »

12 Fantastic Graphic Novels About Politics, Race, and Activism

Here are some of my favorite comics that tell stories about politics, race, social change, activism, and justice – all the good and bad that goes with our world’s history on those issues. I hope you find something new and interesting to read here! (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted this list in 2015, but it’s been… Read more »

9 Spooky Graphic Novels About Dark Magic

Here’s a list of dark magic graphic novels for when you just want something to creep you out. (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted this list in 2015, but it’s been refreshed and expanded in 2023 after I re-read most of the books here to make sure I was still enthusiastic about recommending them. However, please let… Read more »

13 Totally Fun Graphic Novels

Some comics I read for sheer entertainment. Adventure! Over-the-top plots and larger-than-life characters! Antics, hijinks, mayhem, and impossible events! Here are some of my favorites that hit that spot, in case you find yourself with a dull evening that needs some livening up. (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted this list in 2015, but it’s been refreshed… Read more »

14 Great Graphic Novels About Love & Romance

I read and write romance novels, so of course I also adore comics centering love and romance. Here are a bunch of my all-time faves! (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted this list in 2017, but it’s been refreshed and expanded in 2023 after I re-read most of the books here to make sure I was still… Read more »

75+ Wonderful Graphic Novels with LGBTQ+ Characters

When I first published this post in 2014, I had room for most of my fave LGBTQ+ graphic novels and comics in one post. Now they cannot be contained! So – after a few recommendations that only appear here – this post is now an index of queer graphic novels recommended across my blog. It’s organized by blog post, with… Read more »

20+ Great Science Fiction Graphic Novels

I grew up watching Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Blake’s 7. Spaceships, epic battles, robots, time travel, the stars! Exciting people doing exciting things on exciting other planets! What’s not to love? So here’s a list of my fave sci-fi graphic novels I’ve stumbled across in my comics reading journey. I hope you’ll find something to enjoy here! (Disclosure: Amazon… Read more »

8 Slice of Life Comics That I Adore

The fact that I like a good number of slice of life comics has totally snuck up on me. But the books in this post are some of my favorite comics, so obviously when I fall, I fall hard. If you’re looking to sit back, chill, and follow some fantastic characters around in their lives, I highly recommend all of… Read more »

13 Graphic Novels That Remind Me of Indie Film

When I think of my favorite indie films, I think of intensely personal stories with small casts. Not to stereotype, because independent filmmakers can and do make all kinds of movies. But these graphic novels remind me of the smaller indie films that tell human-scale stories with compassion and artistry. Hope you find something here to read and enjoy. (Disclosure:… Read more »